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Default Lycamoible France Now Has Free Unlimited Data for €5 Topup - 04-09-2013, 01:05

Prepaid mobile data has always been expensive in France, especially for those without French bank accounts or credit cards from neighboring countries.

Lycamobile has a new offer that seems too good to be true - if you top up at least €5 per month, you get unlimited data. The fine print says that the first 3GB is at 3G speed, then it drops to 2G.

http://www.lycamobile.fr/en/Unlimite...to-Lyca-calls-
   
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Default No complaints here. - 04-09-2013, 04:45

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The fine print says that the first 3GB is at 3G speed, then it drops to 2G.
I don't think any North Americans would complain!
   
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Default Just for the record: - 04-09-2013, 15:18

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Supply and prices valid from 21/08/2013 and until 30/11/2013 for all calls and SMS Lycamobile to Lycamobile and GT Mobile in France, with no connection fee. To benefit from the offer "unlimited free calls & SMS from Lycamobile to Lycamobile and GT Mobile" just reload your Lycamobile SIM card every 30 days for the purchase of a recharge amount of € 5 ,€ 10 ,€20, €30 or €50. If you do not recharge your SIM card within that time then the promotion is no longer applicable. Also, for each call Lycamobile to Lycamobile and GT Mobile in France outside promotion, that is to say, from the 31st day after charging your card SIM to purchase a recharge amount of €5,€10,€20,€30 or €50, only the first 15 minutes are available with a connection charge of € 0.15.In addition, the national rates apply. National calls billed per second. Applicable to holders of a French number Lycamobile.
Customer have to top-up during the month to enjoy the Unlimited Data offer and its valid for calendar month only. Unlimited usage is subject only to a variation of speed from 3G to 2G for usage beyond fair use limit of 3GB during the calendar month per SIM for fair use reasons to permit unlimited access.

Promotional period - 21/08/2013 to 30/11/2013
   
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Default 04-09-2013, 23:58

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The language re the data is confusing, in that it says it is valid for the "calendar month" only - which would mean that if you top up on September 29th, your free data would end at midnight of September 30th, one day later.
   
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Default 05-09-2013, 01:01

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The language re the data is confusing, in that it says it is valid for the "calendar month" only.
I am not sure that is confusing. Just a really bad deal as you indicate.
   
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Default 05-09-2013, 17:59

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I am not sure that is confusing. Just a really bad deal as you indicate.
I guess I call it confusing because it is so anomalous that it suggests that whoever wrote it might not have understood the meaning of calendar month (it says mois calendaire in the French version so likely not a translation problem.)

However, I wouldn't call it a bad deal. You can top up with as little as €5. So, if you topped up with €5 on September 29th, and then another €5 on October 1, that is still a very good deal given that you still have the €10 to spend and 33 days of unlimited data.

Also typical of most things on Lycamobile websites it has a short expiration of 30 November 2013. The usual pattern is to extend in one form or another.

Interestingly, Toggle (owned by Lyca) now has the same deal, also for the calendar month only: http://www.togglemobile.co.uk/unlimited-uk/en

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Default 06-09-2013, 14:06

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The fine print says that the first 3GB is at 3G speed, then it drops to 2G.
the FR version says:
Une fois les 3Go consommιs, le rιseau mobile est susceptible de passer en 2G.
=> once 3 GO is used, network can move on 2G

for me this offer will end in october or november as promised. the expected margin is data traffic for any cellphone operators.


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Delight mobile OK. Piranha mobile OK until now with a bad issue at the beginning.
   
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